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Researchers find frost on the Solar System’s tallest volcanoes on Mars

Open University researchers are co-leads for instruments which have detected water-based frost at the top of the Olympus Mons volcanoes on Mars – the largest volcanoes in the Solar System.

13th June 2024
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OU hosts the 2024 European Lunar Symposium

The 2024 European Lunar Symposium, which will be hosted by The Open University in Scotland from 16-21 June, will reveal progress in and plans for exploring the Moon.

11th June 2024
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Join Thursday talks with OU PGRs

Every Thursday from 13 June to 4 July 2024, Open University PGRs from the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) will give free online talks about their research.

5th June 2024
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Election 2024: polling shows voters don’t believe the tax pledges – here’s how the numbers stack up

The two main parties contesting the UK general election have been unusually cautious on their spending plans, despite urgent calls for more public funding to tackle crises in housing, social care and the environment.

5th June 2024
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OU receives £300k grant to explore legacies of colonialism in Malaysia

The Open University has recently secured almost £300,000 funding from the British Academy for a project that will explore coloniality and precarity engagements amongst urban-poor resilient Malaysian Indian women.

30th May 2024
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Literature review published on the wellbeing and mobility of female doctorate holders

An Open University led research review has identified inequity during the early career period for female doctoral graduates inside and outside academia.

23rd May 2024
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£1.5 million grant for Centre for Electronic Imaging collaboration

The Open University has received funding in excess of £1.5 million from Teledyne e2v for phase five of a collaboration agreement that sponsors blue skies OU research in advanced detector technology for space imaging.

20th May 2024
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OU receives funding to understand anti-Catholicism prejudice

The Open University has received £340,000 funding from the Leverhulme Trust to look into anti-Catholicism in the UK and Ireland since 1945.

17th May 2024
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OU signs charter to promote greater inclusivity in business

The Open University has become a signatory of the Charter for Inclusive Entrepreneurship launched by the University of Nottingham to remove barriers to entrepreneurship for under-represented social groups.

16th May 2024
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£500k grant to explain the evolution of Amazonian biodiversity

The Open University has recently received £500,000 funding from The Leverhulme Trust to explain the evolution and distribution of biodiversity in the Amazon.

16th May 2024

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